Category Archives: medical

How to Determine if You have a Fracture with a Tuning Fork

Now I know that this sounds a bit like witchcraft, but from reading the referenced medical literature, I believe that this can be a viable method of identifying fractures in some situations.  If modern medical care is available, I would … Continue reading






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Protecting Your Vision and the Need for Glasses

Being an old man and having to wear glasses, I have become much more aware of the need to have a backup plan to let you keep having good vision after TEOTWAWKI.  My first suggestion would be to get an … Continue reading






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Taking care of your feet

I have been watching the escape attempt by the two prisoners from New York with some interest.  According to the news before the one got shot they had split up. One of the suspected reasons for them having separated was … Continue reading






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Causes of Death

People who don’t study history are bound to repeat it.  If a TEOTWAWKI situation occurs, the health system will fail. Modern medicines and sanitation may not be readily available.  If we don’t learn from the past and prepare, we will … Continue reading






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Some Tips on Using Herbal Teas

The other day I was in the grocery store and took a good look at the herbal tea section.  Everything is now in tea bags and is quite expensive.  Now I am old enough to remember a world where tea … Continue reading






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Dealing With Cholera and Diarrhea When Medical Care is Not Available

Before we go any further lets be clear about one thing, I am not a Doctor and have had no specialized medical training.  The suggestions and information that I am giving regarding the treatment of cholera and similar diseases, I … Continue reading






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Sugardine, a Great Homemade Antiseptic

I try to put up a new post every day, but occasionally there are posts that I think are important enough to be repeated. This post on sugardine is a good example.  It is something that everyone should know and … Continue reading






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Medical Preparations for TEOTWAWKI or a Major Disaster

Let’s assume a few things about a major disaster or TEOTWAWKI.  It will be darker, (no lights), colder, hotter, wetter, drier, and dirtier.  The world will not be as safe. There will be less clean water, less food, more danger, … Continue reading






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SAM Splints Belong in Your First Aid Kit.

Everybody needs a good set of splints in their first aid kit.  While there are many ways to improvise splints, it always saves time if you have one ready to use.  My first aid kit contains several of the SAM … Continue reading






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Sanitary Napkins, Tampons and Diapers Are They Good Blood Stoppers?

This post was sent to me by a friend.  For many years, I have been told that sanitary pads, diapers and tampons worked well as wound dressing.  This article disagrees and says that they should not be used on a … Continue reading






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